Hugo600si

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Joined on Sep 19, 2004

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tinetz: Sony is desperately trying to be taken seriously by professional photographers. They produce great electronics, full of new features, trying to take the market by bringing more and more in an increasing pace. And still I can not overcome the impression that this are gadgets, not tools. Even the highest repetition of praise here will probably not change that. Would go for D850 or 645Z anytime, but this might be just me...

Hmmm, fast production cycles:
Nikon High res line:
7-feb-2012 D800 & D800E
26-Jun-2014 D810
(10-Feb-2015 D810A)
24-Aug-2017 D850

Sony High res line:
16-Oct-2013 A7R
10-Jun-2015 A7R2
25-Oct-2017 A7R3

Time to switch? Ok, I'm also being flippant and I'm hoping we get in more stable waters with camera's soon as well, although like with computers I tend to skip one or two releases so I don't mind that much, especially as the prices do not tend to drop much.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
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tinetz: Sony is desperately trying to be taken seriously by professional photographers. They produce great electronics, full of new features, trying to take the market by bringing more and more in an increasing pace. And still I can not overcome the impression that this are gadgets, not tools. Even the highest repetition of praise here will probably not change that. Would go for D850 or 645Z anytime, but this might be just me...

I think Sony would love Nikon to keep living the dream of Sony not being for professionals and happily keep going after their market share. Reality is their glass and camera's are up there with the best as are their sales. Still a lot of pro's have their vendor/lens lock-in, but if you look at your needs without prior commitment/investment for quite some pro's the Sony may be the better option, and for others a Nikon, Pentax or Canon . So perhaps not just you, but times are catching up and the competition better stay on the ball (great for us consumers and gearheads in any case)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 19:23 UTC
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MyReality: "One of the best ...", so it is not the best. It is in a tie with some other ones. Which ones are they, maybe they are just as good, but less expensive?

A9, perhaps just as good (ok, better for some specialist fields) but a lot more expensive :)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 19:13 UTC
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The Davinator: 4x5 view camera, 90mm lens, sheet of 4x5 Ilford Delta 100. Just saved $62,700.

Now lets make 100.000 photo's and do that calculation again, it really is a bargain right ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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Sirandar: Who would fly a drone anywhere near an airport?

There are really only 4 answers to this question:

1) Someone unaware of the airport's existence. Unlikely as planes are constantly landing and airports don't exactly keep their existence a secret.

2). Someone deliberately seeking notariety.

3) Someone being paid to do so for various possible reasons

4) Someone actively engaging in destructive intent....

What does any of this have to do with the average drone operator?

Personally I hate drones with a vengeance,. But it is an extremely slippery slope punishing and disempowering people because of what someone else might do....

I experienced this myself in Jasper National Park along the icefield Parkway..... You can't camp anywhere along the road partly because of bears and mostly because of what other people might do...

I think:

5) Some idiot who thought it was cool to film landing airplanes, not even realizing the tens/hundreds of thousands of pounds of damage being caused by delays, fuel consumption or the environmental damage.

I personally would welcome a ban for flying/buying a (larger) drone without a form of certification/examination. Couple that to massive fines.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 21:55 UTC
On article Demo: Sony a7R III's impressive Eye AF (134 comments in total)
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LessMirrored19: A7Riii : 2
D850 : 0

D850: resolution
D850: astro photography
D850: Battery life
D850: rear display resolution
D850: lower base iso
D850: longer self timer option
D850: Better self defense value

2:7?

Really it is whatever is more important for you, I'm going with the Sony myself, but that Nikon is an awesome camera too.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
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Michel1979ok: Why didn't they call it the A9 R III? Cant wait for some discounts :)

Cause this sensor leaves room for a 60 Mpix a9r with full frame AF coverage :). I was already stunned at the larger battery in this model, outside of the sensor it does not look like anything was held back from latest/greatest available tech.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
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Lucas_: I believe there are some features/enhancements ( IQ related, f.e. ) on this A7RIII that Sony could well introduce in a new FW release for the A7RII...one can only dream!

Sadly I do not recall Sony ever doing a FW version adding features for anything but their latest camera in a line

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 21:17 UTC

I think the opposite should also be supported, add more people to a rally, it would really help the news agencies of the world no longer having to stage protesters, and the leaders can feel happier about their crowd attendance.

Aside of the jokes, great way to shoot video and filter out unintended participants avoiding privacy and rights issues. Or being able to shoot the more touristic sites in video without the crowds in yellow/orange/bright rain gear ruining the video. I might even start to do some video with this ability.

Alternative usage which I'd really love and would save a ton of work: Apply this to a series of photo's making it possible to have a content aware fill with elements from other images in the series (effectively filtering out traffic from a scenic town shot leaving the original details, or leaving only the monks at a monastery filtering out the tourists for example)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 12:32 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies

I sometimes feel I am one of the few people happy with the subscription approach and support/upgrades that come with it in the current photographers suite.

However this is simply extortiate, 50$ per month to store my images (5tb)? seriously Adobe? I pay 50€ pey year for 10TB backup storage where I also store other important stuff and can access my photo’s anywhere.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2017 at 19:45 UTC as 39th comment
On article New product overview videos: Sony a9 and FE lenses (128 comments in total)
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Mike CH: Sponsored content? On a review site?

Really?

I would mind a fee as it would quickly drop the sites relevance by massively reducing the contributor group, even if I don’t mind paying myself. Don’t mind the clearly labeled sponsored content though, it is quite well done. Ads are blocked on most of my devices (corporate controlled) and revenue from those is quite minimal in general, you are lucky if you can recover hosting costs.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2017 at 09:09 UTC
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Michael1000: Let's see a compact camera vs. full frame comparison.

Make sure to stop down the medium format or FF to F32-F45 to make it fair though :)

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2017 at 17:46 UTC
On photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge (41 comments in total)
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Ben13240: the eye is out of focus, and the crop ruined the image. why is the tail cut off?..

Objectively what I see is you calling people names for example "losers", "skill-less old fool", "big old brainless grandpa" hoping they die soon/have not much time left. This started with one comment on your entry "I don't think Ben gets it or takes shots like that" after that you went on a rampage which reflects back on you. If you would have the discussion without the name calling it would be completely different.

Suggestion on how you could have commented, with the same criticism:
"Looking at it the eye is out of focus, I would have used a different focus point, and I am not a fan of the way it is cropped, why did you chose to crop the tail off?"
This would have resulted in a completely different discussion. I still would not agree with your view but would respect the different opinion.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 16:37 UTC
On photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge (41 comments in total)
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Ben13240: the eye is out of focus, and the crop ruined the image. why is the tail cut off?..

Ben, commenting is not a competition, commenting like this also reduces the chance of getting help.
Additionally some advice, by putting the link to your Facebook in your message any future employers or customers will see your online behavior and reconsider. You may want to ask DPReview staff to remove it.

Now I'll get back to enjoying my 1974 Whisky like nzmacro, if he has time alongside the effort required to making the great shots in his gallery.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
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Hugo600si: What I can’t follow with these rules stating security/terrorists is that a terrorist may perhaps decide to break this rule... or will they have devices to take the drones down? Without such infrastructure for take-downs I don’t see the national safety aspect.

That said, I am pleased there would be less noise, and no need to photoshop out all those drones when photographing these sites, if popularity keeps going up it would become problematic at some point.

Thanks Sharlin, makes sense

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 14:47 UTC

What I can’t follow with these rules stating security/terrorists is that a terrorist may perhaps decide to break this rule... or will they have devices to take the drones down? Without such infrastructure for take-downs I don’t see the national safety aspect.

That said, I am pleased there would be less noise, and no need to photoshop out all those drones when photographing these sites, if popularity keeps going up it would become problematic at some point.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2017 at 10:18 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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iAPX: The funny thing is traveling "all over the world" and talking about pollution.

We all have good reasons to pollute, to use non-renewable resources, but the most hypocrites are those doing so in the name of ecology. He's one of this crowd.

I am proud to *NOT* traveling around the world to do photography or whatever else, using walking, bicycling or metro using renewable hydro-electricity: at some point with 7 billions people here, you have to limit your impact on the world, instead consuming as much as you can using whatever excuse will fit.

@iAPX, Hmm, its hypocritical to travel the world to make a living like this photographer and by chance informing people about the impacts on the planet? Sorry but it comes across as stroking ones own ego instead of caring about the environment making remarks like that. Should I not listen to something good you say about reducing travel because you "hypocritically" use disposable cups at takeaways instead of bringing your own cup? To start a change you need awareness first, and photography is a great way to bring this awareness.
But as you are also right, and for the fun of it (ok, and my own ego to some point as well I guess), I'll walk to the shops today instead of taking the car, so your post did reduce one carbon inducing trip today :)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
On photo B&W Fog in the Dark challenge (13 comments in total)

Great shot, well deserved win! congrats

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 00:01 UTC as 13th comment
On photo Pfeiffer Beach in the - Landscape with Vanilla Sky - (in Full Colours + A Border) challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations, one of my favourites with the soft color shades, great show case of an UWA

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2017 at 00:17 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Dragonfly in Flight Close Up in the Best picture of the Week challenge (41 comments in total)
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Ben13240: the eye is out of focus, and the crop ruined the image. why is the tail cut off?..

Great job Lensmate, composition and focus point work well for me, and I like your samples and gallery, thanks for adding.

(Obviously you can't please everyone, but if they are only around for a few months, have no pictures to back their claims and are generally rude to everyone in their 50 or so comments, just ignore them (don't waste your time trying to look through their gallery and comments, waste of time :) ))

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 21:13 UTC
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